City seeks artists to paint utility boxes around Fayetteville

A mural painted by Robin Starr stands at the intersection of Dickson Street and St. Charles Avenue.

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The city’s Keep Fayetteville Beautiful committee is seeking artists to paint some more utility boxes around town.

The committee issued a call for artists to paint three utility boxes: one at the southwest corner of North College Avenue and Sunbridge Drive; one at the northwest corner of Gregg Avenue and Sycamore Street; and one at the southwest corner of North Street and Garland Avenue.

The program was launched in 2013 by the committee in coordination with the Fayetteville Police Department as part of an effort to add more public art to the city while discouraging graffiti on the utility boxes.

According to the commission, the proposals should reflect one of the four program themes: recycling or waste reduction, abstract art, Fayetteville history, or nature. It is a volunteer program, and artists will not be paid for this project.

The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13.

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